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Jug Of News (06.19.12)

Welcome to our humble abode. Pull up a seat and grab a glass for a sip from today’s Jug of News. Hit the jump for KSU men’s basketball preparing for a trip to Brazil, the latest edition of Kansas State Baseball In The Pros, Coach Snyder (sort of) addressing the Manase Foketi situation, an NBAF update, and more.

The summer months for athletes can be both a blessing and a curse. Typically, an athlete has much more disposable time than normal. This can lead to what Coach Snyder calls the “summer doldrums” which, according to Austin Meek, Snyder doesn’t care for at all. In Meek’s article, Snyder (very) briefly addresses the Manase Foketi situation, in which K-State is refusing to sign a release Foketi needs to be able to transfer and play right away. His basic thrust was that Charlie Dickey (who Foketi blames in large part for his transfer) is a really great guy.

Charlie Dickey does a wonderful job. Contrary to what you may have read, Charlie Dickey is a caring individual. Every guy underneath his wing has a great affection for him and works extremely hard for him.

I can think of one guy who was “underneath his wing” at one point, who clearly doesn’t hold “a great affection” for Dickey…

The K-State men’s basketball team, on the other hand, doesn’t have time for doldrums to set in. They will be traveling to Brazil at the end of the summer to play several exhibition games. Bruce Weber is justifiably excited about the extra opportunity he is getting to work with the team.

Yesterday saw another edition of “Kansas State Baseball In The Pros” posted. It focuses on the landing spots for the recent draftees, but includes capsules from kstatesports.com about each of the guys.

We have been told for quite some time that the NBAF facility was basically a done deal for Manhattan. Well, not so fast my friends. Apparently there are some serious issues with the safety study conducted by the Department of Homeland Security.

Finally, over 2,000 people attended the funeral mass held for the six members of the Bramlage family killed in the tragic plane crash twelve days ago.

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